Just back from a week staying at Tikida Beach - our first experience of Agadir and also Riu hotels
Decent flight with Thomsons/First Choice though short haul brings the issues of space and high priced refreshments.
Small airport at Agadir so an easy arrival, quick collection of bags and a 30 minute transfer to the hotel This followed by a smooth check-in at the hotel still allowed us as evening arrivals, to unpack, explore and enjoy dinner
The hotel is spotless inside and out in the grounds, around the pool etc. Rooms are spacious with very comfortable beds, adequate storage and large furnished balconies, We had emailed the hotel prior to our stay asking for a quiet room overlooking the sea, which they accomodated.
Food is available all day with a choice between buffets. The lunchtime buffet is open to the elements with some food being enjoyed by the local wildlife before the hotel guests. 2 a la cartes are available on an evening - seafood and moroccon We tried both and enjoyed
Staff are very polite and attentive especially the bar staff and the animation team are great fun
One exception was a moody girl on reception, but hey we all have bad days
The restaurant staff did have their favourate guests which was shamefully obvious with displays of affection and personalised service, leaving some guests without even a sideways glance or 'bon jour' Everyone works hard to pay for their holidays and should receive the same hospitality, with or without tipping
The hotel backs onto the beach with its own private area and a 20 - 30 minute walk takes you to shops & cafes, A few street/beach sellers display their wares but aren't intimidating or offended if you say a polite 'non merci'
Overall we had a lovely time and may well return. Agadir is a relatively newly built resort after an earthquake in the 1960's and building still dominates the skyline around the hotel 'strip' You may want to venture out of the area to see the real Morocco
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Agadir* Separated from beach only by the beachfront promenade* Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the hotel's private beach* 4-story building* 12,000 garden* 1 km from downtown Agadir* 500 m to a supermarket and shops* ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Beach Hotel
- Riu Tikida Beach Agadir